Post # 1
I am soon having an engagement party at a restaurant and am not sure what type of dress I want to wear. Some people recommend that I wear white and tell me this is common. Bees who had an engagement party, can you please post pics of your dress for ideas? Also can you share what type of venue/party it was (e.g. daytime, night, formal, casual etc..)
Post # 3
I am having what they call here a Serenata. It’s an engagement serenade, sort of a send off, the last party before you’re married and a celebration and end of the engagement. It’s supposed to be a surprise.
This is what I will wear (I made it):
Post # 4
I’m attending our engagement party on Saturday and I won’t be wearing white or ivory, because I didn’t shop enough to find one I liked in time! I would’ve loved to wear something white or off-white, but oh well. I’ll be rewearing a dress I wear to other people’s weddings.
Post # 5
I wore the teal dress shown in this blog post.
It was from The Limited, but I’m not finding it on their site anymore and I don’t have any good photos from the party that show the whole dress.
I originally wanted to wear a white dress, but I couldn’t find one that I liked in time for the party. Plus our engagement party was on St. Patrick’s Day, so the greenish color was good. Our party was hosted at my fiance’s aunt and uncle’s house in the evening (large old, remodeled home with lots of antiques). It wasn’t terribly formal, but a fairly fancy affair for my group of friend – not just a backyard BBQ.
I would say that you can wear white, but you do not have to. Wear a dress that you like and will be comfortable in. You will have other times you can wear a white dress if you want to (but again wouldn’t have to) while you’re engaged (bachelorette party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner). Good luck! I’m sure you’ll find something perfect to wear!
Post # 6
Here’s what we wore. I can from a wedding earlier that day so White was not going to work. Plus I wanted a dress I could wear again.
Post # 8
Haha oops the second pic shouldnt be there. sorry
Post # 9
We had a casual backyard engagement party in August so I wore a more casual dress than you probably will be
Post # 10
Thanks ladies you all looked beautiful!!
Keep em coming 🙂
Post # 11
Great outfit! So awesome that you made it yourself!
Thanks for the advice r.e. the whole white thing.. wasn’t sure if it was something necessary.. my party is in the fall so wasn’t sure if I was feeling it, and like you said there are other times I can choose to wear white 🙂
Post # 12
I think white is popular, but what I did, was wear the colour that I am having my bridesmaids wear at my wedding – a little nod towards things to come!
Post # 14
very cute and original idea! would love to see a pic if you have 🙂
Post # 15
Mine was more of a formal get together.
Post # 16
Sorry, I forgot to post the pic lol
[photo removed at request of OP]
Sorry it’s so big!!